When to test with VagiSense®
You may use VagiSense® if you are of menstruating age and have any of the following symptoms:
- Abnormal or excessive vaginal discharge
- Vaginal itching or vaginal burning
- Vaginal discharge with abnormal colour or unpleasant odour
To ensure valid results, VagiSense® should NOT be used in any of the following conditions:
- It is less than one day before or the day after your period
- There are signs of menstruation or any vaginal bleeding
- It is less than 12 hours after sexual intercourse or vaginal douching
- It is less than 72 hours after the application of vaginal preparations such as contraceptive creams or lubricants
If you are pregnant, consult your healthcare professional before using VagiSense®.
How to use VagiSense®
How to interpret VagiSense® results
VagiSense® changes colour (to blue or green) when the acidity of the vaginal discharge is abnormal (pH level is elevated or the vaginal discharge is “watery”). “Watery” discharge and elevated vaginal pH levels are known to accompany bacterial and parasitic infections.
After 10 seconds, if any part of the VagiSense® tip is stained blue or green, your vaginal acidity is abnormal, and the risk of having a bacterial/parasitic infection is high. You should consult your healthcare professional.
If the VagiSense® tip is not stained after 10 seconds, the risk of having a bacterial or parasitic infection is low. You may have a yeast infection, and you may consider using non-prescription treatments.
When to repeat the test
If you are not certain that the VagiSense® yellow tip came into contact with vaginal discharge, perform a second test immediately after the first, using a new VagiSense® test swab. If the VagiSense® yellow tip is stained blue or green on either test, your vaginal acidity is abnormal, and the risk of having a bacterial or parasitic infection is high. You should consult your healthcare professional.
When to consult your healthcare professional